MARSTON HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1174802
Date first listed:
27-Nov-1972
Statutory Address:
MARSTON HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
MARSTON HOUSE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Somerset
District:
Mendip (District Authority)
Parish:
Trudoxhill
National Grid Reference:
ST 75730 45232

Details

ST74NE TRUDOXHILL CP MARSTON BIGOT

4/155 Marston House

27.11.72

GV II*

Country house. Circa 1650, rebuilt c1700 for the Duke of Cork and Orrery, further work of the late C18, substantial C19 additions. Squared and coursed Doulting, dressed quoins, moulded and dentilled eaves cornice, balustraded parapet, slate mansard roof, rubble stacks with oversailing courses. Centre block of 2 stages 2:1:5:1 2-bays, each pair stepped forward, sash windows with glazing bars in triple keyed moulded architraves. Centre bays have verandah on ground floor, 4 Ionic columns supporting an entablature, each side a small flat roofed glazed porch. Large C19 wing projecting to each return; 2-storeys, 8-bays each; both have 2 pedimented projecting wings; sash windows with glazing bars, some to ground floor in semi circular headed recesses, others in Gibbs surrounds; West of 3-bays have exceptionally large openings with a cornice over each giving onto the ballroom. Distressed conservatory at West end, pedimented gables, ball finials. Entrance to rear in projecting single storey mid C19 wing, moulded cornice and parapet, lantern roof paired segmental headed niches flanking aediculated door opening, large paired 2 panel doors. Interior mainly of mid C19; salient feature is the elaborately plastered ballroom, particularly the ceiling; West wing also contains billiard room and library in the grand manner, decorative plasterwork, shelving and fireplaces in the C18 French style. Formal entrance hall has paired cantilever staircases, one damaged, with cast iron balusters and moulded handrail, leading out of collonaded vestibule. East wing contains domestic offices, to its rear stableblock and coach house around a courtyard. Rear forecourt has 2 pairs of elaborate stone gate piers with stepped circular caps. Terrace reached by 2 flights of steps, a further flight leading to grounds behind, all with balustraded handrails.

Listing NGR: ST7573045232

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
266852
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 37 Somerset,

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 17 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/07066/10
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